Americans for the Arts envisions an America where every child has access to—and takes part in—high quality and lifelong learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community.  We believe that learning in the arts enables every individual to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in the ever changing diverse and global economies of today’s world. 

Through the Arts Education Network, Americans for the Arts provides arts education professionals with professional development opportunities as well as tools and resources  needed to strengthen arts education in their own communities. Members of the Arts Education Network are professional members of Americans for the Arts, and represent a cross-section of arts education leaders, including arts administrators, teaching artists, school administrators, and representatives from higher education.

The Arts Education Council, an advisory body elected by the Network, provides guidance on the development and execution of programs and services that meet the needs of these arts education professionals nationwide.

Read more about the Arts Education Network and Council.

News
Jun 03, 2015

Today, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative into five additional school districts, as the program continues to successfully help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts.

Jun 01, 2015

This year, Americans for the Arts is honoring Eric Booth with the Arts Education Award.

May 18, 2015

Americans for the Arts has announced the recipients of the 2015 Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards. Presented each year, these awards recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations committed to enriching community through the arts. 

News
May 08, 2015

We know that the arts are integral to the innovative thinking needed in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math), which is why Americans for the Arts is partnering with Congr

Apr 18, 2015

Creatubbles has announced the launch of a new platform, focused on connecting children around the world and nurturing their creativity.

Apr 18, 2015

At the start of 2015, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz became part of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities’ signature Turnaround Arts program as an ambassador.  He

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2015 Annual Convention Livestream
Can't make it to Chicago this year?
Chicago, June 12-14, 2015

This year at our Annual Convention, we are live streaming all of our keynote presentations, multiple main convention sessions, as well as a select few preconference sessions.

You can watch any or all of these on our Americans for the Arts YouTube channel.